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Welcome Aboard.

Congratulations on your new library card!

 

As a member, you can now borrow books and movies from any of our five branch libraries, two bookmobiles, and dozens of partner libraries.

 

On top of that you have access to a boatload of perks such as: 

 

 

The best part? As a Beaufort County resident, it’s all free

 

We are here for you. Please reach out to us, we are eager to help!

 

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Library Account

What is SCLENDS?

SCLENDS is a partnership of libraries across the state that borrows books and DVDs from each other. We also share a catalog, sclends.org. SCLENDS stands for South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System.

How do I set up my SCLENDS (library) account?

Log in to the My Account portal of sclends.org using your library card number and temporary password. Set a new password in the account preferences tab.

 

I forgot my SCLENDS password.

You can reset your password by clicking the Forgot Your Password? link on the login page. Or, call us — we’re happy to help.

 

How can I renew my library card?

Library cards are in need of renewal every two years. To renew, please call us.

 

Borrowing

Please see arrows below, as books and eBooks are housed in different catalogs. Contact us if you would like help - we enjoy a good search!

 

  • I want to borrow a physical book or DVD

       Search SCLENDS.org, which lists items you can  physically borrow. It does not contain our eBooks or digital                    offerings.

  • I want to borrow an eBook or eAudiobook 

       Search Hoopla and cloudLibrary. See the eBooks & Digital Content section.

 

Placing a “hold,” or requesting items

Placing a hold either puts you on a wait list or sends an item from a different SCLENDS library to your local branch for pick up. You will be notified when your requested item is available for pickup.

 

How many items can I borrow?

You may have up to 25 items on your account at any time (includes borrowed materials and up to 10 holds). Accounts are limited to 5 new books and 10 DVDs at one time. Digital items are not included in the 25 item limit.

How long can I borrow items?

Most books are loaned for 3 weeks except new books and music (2 weeks) and DVDs (1 week). eBooks and digital content have different borrowing periods.

Can I see what I have currently checked out?

Your SCLENDS library account will show only physical items currently borrowed on your card. Content borrowed from Hoopla, cloudLibrary, or Flipster is available through those accounts.

 

Auto-Renewals

Most SCLENDS items can be renewed up to two times; however, an item cannot be renewed if another customer has placed it on hold. Eligible items will auto-renew with no action needed. You will be notified regarding the status of your item.

 

Courtesy Notices

Opt-in to receive emails and/or texts so you’ll be notified when a hold is ready for pick up and for the auto-renewal status of your borrowed items.

Overdue Fines

Fines are $.20/day per item ($7 maximum per item) and do not accrue on days the library is closed.

eBooks & Digital Content

 

Hoopla Digital

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows and graphic novels. Download the Hoopla app or visit hoopladigital.com, then create an account using your library card number. Each cardholder receives eight (8) borrows per month.

 

cloudLibrary

Download popular and bestselling eBooks and audiobooks. Get the free cloudLibrary app or visit ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/BeaufortCountyLibrary, then log in with your library card number and SCLENDS My Account password. Borrow up to five (5) titles at a time. 

 

Flipster Digital Magazines

Get instant access to dozens of popular magazines like People, US Weekly, Southern Living, Reader’s Digest, GQ, Men’s Health, and Time. Download the free app or visit beaufortcountylibrary.org/magazines.

Online Resources

beaufortcountylibrary.org/online-resources

If prompted for a password, please contact us.

 

Branch Services

 

Computers, Wi-Fi, Print, Scan, Fax

We offer complimentary use of Wi-Fi, computers, and self-service fax/scan units. Printing and photocopies are $.10/page.

 

Self-Checkout Stations

Stations are available at all branches for a speedy checkout experience. 

 

Book Drops

Return items to any of our book drops and we’ll make sure they are returned safely to their owning library (even items from other SCLENDS libraries).

 

Curbside Service

Pick up library materials without leaving your vehicle. When the items you’ve placed on hold are ready for pick up, drive to your library’s pick-up area and call us when you've parked. 

 

Meeting Rooms

Meeting spaces are available throughout the library system. Access the application and policies at beaufortcountylibrary.org/meeting-rooms.